Welcome to Spectacle Warehouse Atterbury
As an optometrist I have a holistic approach to eye health. All facets of optometry inspire me, and it will remain my passion. At a young age I was exposed to my mother’s condition of Keratoconus and a passion for complex corneal cases was born, and today it fuels my passion. Sports vision correction remains a complex area and being actively involved in various sports, such as Comrades and Sani2C, I understand the needs associated with this. Although I like to stay in-tune with most of the new developments in our industry (Mr. Gadget), it is my involvement with the Contact Lens Society of South Africa that has opened new horizons for me in the education of fellow colleagues. I thank Chris Faul (founder of Spectacle Warehouse) for the enthusiasm for the business of optometry, that today I am able to share.
Mardeen was born in Stellenbosch and has moved to various places in South Africa. Most of her primary education was in Bloemfontein. She studied optometry at Kovsies (University of Free State). Children are her passion. She had the privilege of working with an ophthalmologist and during this time had a great deal of exposure to the paediatric and pathology fields of optometry. She also has extensive experience in hard and scleral lens fittings. She really cares for people in general and wants to make a positive difference in the lives of everyone with whom she comes into contact. She is a mother of two and enjoys activities with her family and spending time with them outdoors.
Estimarie grew up in Witbank in Mpumalanga and Langebaan in the Western Cape. She studied optometry at the University of Johannesburg in Gauteng. Her hobbies include exercising, cooking and creative activities. She also enjoys new adventures and outdoor activities. With regards to the field of optometry, she says that she is open to challenges and that she always finds inspiration in learning something new. Currently, her passion lies with optometry in general and she really enjoys fitting hard contact lenses. Her interest has always been in the medical field and she strives to help people.
Karien grew up in Pretoria. She completed a BSc degree in Human Physiology, Genetics and Psychology at the University of Pretoria. Thereafter she studied for her Optometry degree at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and qualified in 2009. She worked for Dr Frik Potgieter on a part-time basis, doing research on a new lens for cataracts (Powervision lens). She joined Spectacle Warehouse in 2014 and is passionate about all areas of optometry. She really enjoys working with people, and cares about each of her patients. She aims to make a positive contribution to their lives. Karien is a mother of 2 and enjoys spending time with her family.
Franco grew up in Bloemfontein, and completed his B.Optom degree at the University of the Free State. His focus lies in sports vision, and he has a special interest in cricket. Franco's hobbies include physical exercise, especially endurance sports and jogging. He also enjoys a "lekker" braai with friends. He is passionate about people and believes that God has chosen the field of optometry for him so that he may live out this passion.